Yogi Horton (born Lawrence Horton, October 1, 1953 - June 8, 1987), was an American R&B, funk, jazz and rock drummer. Horton worked and recorded as a session and touring drummer with a wide variety of musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ashford & Simpson, David Byrne, Deborah Harry, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Kenny G and The B-52's, among numerous others. His first recording was on Dave "Baby" Cortez's 1972 album Soul Vibration. He tragically took his own life on June 8, 1987 when he jumped to his death from a 17-floor hotel window in New York.

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  • Yogi Horton (born Lawrence Horton, October 1, 1953 - June 8, 1987), was an American R&B, funk, jazz and rock drummer. Horton worked and recorded as a session and touring drummer with a wide variety of musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ashford & Simpson, David Byrne, Deborah Harry, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Kenny G and The B-52's, among numerous others. His first recording was on Dave "Baby" Cortez's 1972 album Soul Vibration. Horton's drumming instructional video (no longer in circulation, but originally released by DCI in 1983) titled "The History of R&B/Funk Drumming" is considered to be "one of the very first instructional type videos of its kind." The majority of this video can still be viewed on YouTube. He tragically took his own life on June 8, 1987 when he jumped to his death from a 17-floor hotel window in New York. (en)
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  • Yogi Horton (born Lawrence Horton, October 1, 1953 - June 8, 1987), was an American R&B, funk, jazz and rock drummer. Horton worked and recorded as a session and touring drummer with a wide variety of musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ashford & Simpson, David Byrne, Deborah Harry, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Kenny G and The B-52's, among numerous others. His first recording was on Dave "Baby" Cortez's 1972 album Soul Vibration. He tragically took his own life on June 8, 1987 when he jumped to his death from a 17-floor hotel window in New York. (en)
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